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Machine learning for drug development with Marinka Zitnik (#48)

July 29, 2020

In this episode, Jacob Schreiber interviews Marinka Zitnik about applications of machine learning to drug development. They begin their discussion with an overview of open research questions in the field, including limiting the search space of high-throughput testing methods, designing drugs entirely from scratch, predicting ways that existing drugs can be repurposed, and identifying likely side-effects of combining existing drugs in novel ways. Focusing on the last of these areas, they then discuss one of Marinka’s recent papers, Modeling polypharmacy side effects with graph convolutional networks.

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Music: Eric Skiff — Come and Find Me (modified, licensed under CC BY 4.0).